Autism Games This Site is Full of Games: Games that young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders will play. Video models of games that parents can watch and learn from and young children can watch and imitate. Tips and strategies for making games and play more educational and more fun! Playing is Like Breathing... Meraki - Cloud Managed Networks that Simply Work Centralized Cloud Management The Meraki dashboard enables secure monitoring and management of all of your mobile devices from anywhere in the world. Network Settings Deployment Define and deploy network settings such as wireless connectivity, security, and remote VPN access to all your managed devices at once. Device Location Why I Am Not a Maker Every once in a while, I am asked what I “make.” A hack day might require it, or a conference might ask me to describe “what I make” so it can go on my name tag. I’m always uncomfortable with it.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Tynker- A Wonderful App for Teaching Students Coding and Programming Skills July 16 , 2015 Tynker is an excellent website for teaching students coding. Students will get to learn the fundamentals of coding and programming through game-like puzzles, tutorials, stories and several interactive activities. Tynker also provides a wide variety of educational resources for teachers and educators. About KinectEDucation Why was this site started? KinectEDucation is an educator-driven community resource for developers, teachers, students, enthusiasts, and any other education stakeholder to promote the use of Kinect applications in classrooms. Our goal is to transform classrooms to a 21st-century model of learning with accessible technology – to integrate a “connected education” – and we want you to be a part of this! Join the movement! With KinectEDucation, you can freely: Download and upload Kinect resources for classroom use Read the latest about using Kinect in education Share and learn from others about using Kinect in education Discuss anything else about Kinect relevant to education
Resource Center for Autism The Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA) staff conduct outreach training and consultations, engage in research, and develop and disseminate information focused on building the capacity of local communities, organizations, agencies, and families to support children and adults across the autism spectrum in typical work, school, home, and community settings. The Indiana Resource Center for Autism does not promote one method or a single intervention. Instead, IRCA staff strives to address the specific needs of the individual by providing information and training on a variety of strategies and methods. Download our Brochure (PDF, 404 KB). Download our 2011-2012 Annual Report (PDF, 233.37 KB). What's New at IRCA
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Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps Educators and students are quickly becoming more comfortable with classroom technology, allowing them to shift from thinking about the technical side of integrating a new tool to focusing on how it improves learning. While the sheer number of education apps is still overwhelming, increasingly teachers have found what works for them and are sticking to them. “The conversations I had were radically different than they were a year ago,” said Michelle Luhtala, the librarian for New Canaan High School and host of an Emerging Tech webinar on edWeb. iBooks Ideas I was intrigued that a few people saw my recent article about iBooks Author as a criticism (in the negative sense). That wasn’t my intention at all, and indeed I’m very enthusiastic about the ecosystem (iBooks Author, its file format, iBooks 2 as a reader/viewer, and the iBookstore as a storefront and delivery mechanism). My piece simply acknowledged that, as in any situation, there are trade-offs to be made, and that a book isn’t a project to be undertaken lightly or without due consideration. I’ve thought about it a bit more, and I’m becoming increasing aware that the interactive features of iBooks 2 could be game-changing for many genres of book – not just textbooks. Earlier today I posted a list of fifteen suggestions, and received a few more in response, and thought I’d write up that list to hopefully inspire potential authors and even traditional publishers. Choose Your Own Adventure.
Sensory Integration Activities: Turning Therapy Into Play Sensory Integration Activities are the lifeline to providing and achieving the necessary challenges for your child so they maximize: daily functioning intellectual, social, and emotional development the development of a positive self-esteem a mind and body which is ready for learning positive interactions in the world around him the achievement of normal developmental milestones The great news is... sensory integration activities are unbelievably fun and a necessary part of development for any child, whether they have a sensory processing disorder or not. Sensory integration activities are activities that should be used with any child if normal sensory development is one of your goals (hint... it should be). From the womb into adulthood, our neurological systems are developing and processing an overwhelming amount of sensory information every day. Our system must then interpret this information and make it ready to be tolerated and used for specific purposes.
tttteaching The Great Whiteboard Relay Below is a mixed bag of ideas that have made my classroom buzz. Feel free to try, steal, change or chuck anything you like.